Wonderful Town

Opened: May 4, 2000
Closing: May 08, 2000

Wonderful Town - 2000 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

New York City Center
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10019

Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenney

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and winner of the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the multi award-winning musical comedy, Wonderful Town.

Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show has received countless awards since its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Musical.

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Alysha Umphress to Make Her 54 Below Solo Debut in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2023

Broadway star Alysha Umphress, known for her role in 'On The Town,' will be making her solo debut at 54 Below. Don't miss her two performances on March 2 and 3 at 7pm.

Freeform Sets '25 Days of Christmas' Film Lineup
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2023

Freeform will once again be your holiday home for all of your Christmas favorites, including “Home Alone,” “The Santa Clause” trilogy, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), as well as beloved classics like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and more.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2023

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

Playwrights' Theatre Of East Hampton to Present Concert Staging Of A MILONGA FOR GABRIEL ISSACS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2023

Join in for a concert staging of the new comedy with music 'A Milonga for Gabriel Issacs' on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Written by John McCaffrey and Mark Singer, directed by Paul Lincoln, and featuring music by The Oscar Feldman Trio and live tango by Sandra Antognazzi. Tickets available online.

Review: Austin Rainbow Theatre Comes Out With SORDID LIVES
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 10, 2023

What did our critic think of SORDID LIVES at Austin Rainbow Theatre?

The Capitol Theatre Port Hope Announces 2024 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 7, 2023

The Capitol Theatre Port Hope announces their 2024 season, featuring world premieres, concerts, and family programming. Check out the lineup here!

How Often Are Broadway Plays Adapted Into Musicals?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 8, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Purlie Victorious returning to Broadway, what are other plays that were revived on Broadway after their musical adaptations premiered?

Video: Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and More Perform With SINATRA THE MUSICAL Orchestra
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Performances are now underway for Sinatra The Musical, the much anticipated brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon. Check out an all new video here from the show's sitzprobe, featuring Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and more!

Willie Nelson's Revered Album 'Rainbow Connection' To Make Its Vinyl Debut
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2023

Continuing the yearlong celebration of Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday, UMe has added two additional titles to its extensive vinyl campaign of the legend’s UMG catalog: on November 10 Willie’s beloved 2001 kid-friendly album, Rainbow Connection, will be released on vinyl for the first time ever and his acclaimed It Always Will Be.

Uplifting World Premiere DREAM, QUICKIE! DREAM! to Open Milwaukee's First Stage 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

First Stage will kick off its 2023/24 season with the world premiere production DREAM, QUICKIE! DREAM!, a story for all ages inspired by the life of Donald 'Quickie' Driver, written by playwright Gloria Bond Clunie and directed by popular Milwaukee actor/producer/director Dimonte Henning.

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

Ensemble Cast Revealed For THE WIZ Ahead of National Tour and Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2023

The complete ensemble cast has been announced for the all-new production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz! The casting comes in advance of the musical's national tour, which kicks off this fall before returning to Broadway in the Spring of 2024.

Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Danieley, Adam Pascal, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 29, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Feature: 2COUNTRY4NASHVILLE at JJ's Grill Fort Smith
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 12, 2023

Two of my favorite things to do are listening to my talented friends play great music and eating delicious food in super cool restaurants. I mean....I have to treat myself sometimes, right? Of course, I do, and that is exactly what I did when 2Country4Nashville, made up of Jo-el and LeAnne Ulmer, played at JJ’s Grill Fort Smith last weekend. It was a perfect combination for a perfect Saturday night. 

Lewis Family Playhouse Reveals 16th Season Line Up
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

After closing the curtains for nearly two years, Lewis Family Playhouse reopened in 2022 to multiple sold-out performances for our 15th season. The 2023-2024 line up is packed with live music, comedy, memorable musicals, classic awe-inspiring dance, magic, family favorites, and more!

Music Review: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Sounds Good, Sounds Good
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 29, 2023

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING is a 2023 release on the Wine and Peaches Label, available on streaming platforms, with discs and vinyl to come!

Cast Set for Film Adaptation of Eric B. Sirota's FRANKENSTEIN, Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2023

The cast has been revealed for the film adaptation of the long-running Off-Broadway musical, Frankenstein, by Eric B. Sirota, which has been released and is now available to stream.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Orchestra Audiences Are Coming Back, A Look at What to Expect at the Tony Awards
by Alex Freeman - May 30, 2023

In this edition, we delve into the passionate efforts of America's playwrights to save the Tony Awards, the rebound of orchestras with growing audience numbers. We also explore the success of the 2022-2023 Broadway season, recent appointments and collaborations within the theater community.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company The Cast And Creative Team Of Shakespeare's MACBETH For Shakespeare On The Common
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2023

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Steven Maler, Artistic Director, announce the complete cast and creative team for this summer's production of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth on the Boston Common.

Kathy Jones Will Be Honored For Lifetime Achievement At 15th Annual Art Star Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2023

 The Laguna Beach Arts Alliance has announced that Laguna Beach artist Kathy Jones will be the honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Art Star Awards to be held on Friday, April 28 at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach at 5:30 p.m.

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS
by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Karen Mason to Present Holiday Concert CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! at Birdland in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Karen Mason with her concert “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!” on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Mason’s legendary holiday show features unique interpretations of old and new seasonal classics.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.

Laura Benanti Welcomes Second Daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022

Laura Benanti took to Instagram to share the birth of her second daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown.


Christopher Street
Conquering New York
One Hundred Easy Ways (to Lose a Man)
What a Waste
Story Vignettes
Never Felt This Way Before
Pass the Football
Conversation Piece
A Quiet Girl
My Darlin' Eileen
It's Love
Ballet at the Village Vortex
Wrong Note Rag
The Story of My Life
Nice People, Nice Talk
Let It Come Down
Courtroom Ballet
Life in the Village
Police Station
Wonderful Town has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, US Tour which opened in 1954, West End which opened in 1955, Regional (US) which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, West End which opened in 1986, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2003 and Broadway which opened in 2003.

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